The crisis of young unaccompanied migrants could affect another vulnerable population: refugees. Money earmarked to help legal refugees integrate in the U.S. is set to be slashed, and diverted to temporarily housing the immigrant youths.
New statistics from the state's food stamp program show an increase in those receiving assistance in Illinois. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that numbers from the Illinois Department of Human Services show about 857,000 households enrolled in the Supp
The Put Illinois to Work program will end in mid-January.The program provides government-subsidized $10 per hour jobs at no cost to employers.Some critics questioned the cost of a program that doesn't guarantee permanent jobs.